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Phimister, Ruth Ann

Works: 163 works in 628 publications in 1 language and 24,305 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Western fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.E7717, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruth Ann Phimister
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier( Recording )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world of 1660s Holland comes dazzlingly alive in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings
Black and blue by Anna Quindlen( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After she runs away from her abusive husband, Fran Benedetto lives in fear of discovery, yet also with increasing confidence, freedom, and hope, as she struggles to create a new life for herself and her son
Odd girl out by Rachel Simmons( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simmons interviewed 300 girls and dozens of grown women to reveal the hidden culture of aggression in girls while destroying the myth that the "gentler" gender is all sugar and spice
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All her friends and friends of friends have keys to Susan's New York apartment. So when Alice unlocks Susan's door to water the plants she is shocked by the sight of two dead men sitting in the living room. Now Alice must sort through a tangle of personal connections, schemes and motives to find the key to who killed them and why.--
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guest of honor at the annual Rubicon science fiction and fantasy convention is bestselling author Appin Dungannon--a tiny man with a towering ego, who reviles his fans as much as they revere him. But finally rubbing the wrong person the wrong way gets Dungannon done in. Is the mystery whodunit--or who wouldn't?
The coming storm by Tracie Peterson( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her favorite hilltop perch, the unadorned beauty of Montana fills Dianne Chadwick with serenity and purpose. But fear gnaws at that peace, for her fiancé, Cole Selby, has yet to return from his journey east. When accidents and illness threaten those at the Diamond V ranch, Dianne searches for a haven from the storm that surrounds her. But with Cole's fate uncertain and another man proclaiming his love for her, Dianne's faith is a tenuous anchor amid the tempest
Zombies of the gene pool by Sharyn McCrumb( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder strikes at the reunion of a Science Fiction fan club, it falls to writer Jay Omega to turn sleuth--and separate science fiction from fact to catch the killer
Dancing with Rose : finding life in the land of Alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Lauren Kessler recounts her time at a West Coast Alzheimer's facility. Working as an unskilled resident assistant, Kessler learns important lessons about humanity while conducting interviews with patients in various stages of the disease.--
Cherish by Catherine Anderson( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Race Spencer leads a lonely life out west until he stumbles upon Rebecca Morgan, the only survivor of a terrifying robbery. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his arms, Race carries her away to safety. Rebecca's life is no longer in danger, but her virtue is decidedly threatened. Race arouses feelings in her she never knew she could experience."--Container
The hope within by Tracie Peterson( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1886. Montana stands on the brink of statehood, and Dianne Selby finds her world turned upside down in this conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Montana saga. Through the twists and turns of life and nature, Dianne comes to realize that the hope within Jesus Christ is the only hope that lasts
Riddle of the prairie bride by Kathryn Reiss( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1878, twelve-year-old Ida Kate and her widowed father welcome a mail-order bride and her baby to their Kansas homestead, but Ida Kate soon suspects that the bride is not the woman with whom Papa has corresponded
Table for five by Susan Wiggs( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the divorced parents of three troubled children die in a tragic accident, their honorary Aunt Lily wants to help. But when their estranged Uncle Sean becomes legal guardian, this confirmed bachelor spurns the school teacher's assistance. Soon, however, exasperation forces Sean into an improbable summer alliance with standoffish Lily. As the five travel from town to town in a crowded RV, he revives his golf-pro career while she nurtures the kids. But can two diametrically different adults foster love and happiness in these young, hurting hearts--and in their own?
Comanche moon by Catherine Anderson( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loretta Simpson lost her parents to a daring Comanche raid seven years ago--and now she lives as a mute with her extended family. Meanwhile, Comanche Hunter of the Wolf sees her as the embodiment of an ancient prophesy and chooses her for marriage. Still fearful of his tribe, Loretta soon finds her will bending, even as conflict between their two peoples intensifies
Land of my heart by Tracie Peterson( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her father, 16-year-old Dianne Chadwick believes her family's only hope is to move to her uncle's home in Montana. The Chadwicks must learn the skills it takes to survive the wagon trail. The journey is treacherous, but Dianne and her family rely on their faith in God to get them through safely
Raney by Clyde Edgerton( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly married, Raney is a Southern Baptist who has lived her whole life in her tiny home town. Her husband Charles is a newcomer, a liberal raised in Atlanta. ... As Raney tells us about Charles' beliefs and habits, [she] reveals her own."--Container
Prairie moon by Maggie Osborne( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della Ward, a widow, lives alone on her dilapidated farm near a small Texa town. She is filled with guilt about a hateful letter she sent her husband just before he died fighting in the war. When lawman James Cameron arrives at her home, Della learns that he was with her husband when he died. After Cameron answers some of her questions, Della's not sure she wants to know the truth about her husband after all
Streets of gold by Marie Raphael( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marisia, a Polish teenager, comes to America at the turn of the twentieth century and must fend for herself on New York's Lower East Side
Summer of fear by Lois Duncan( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 15-year-old Rachel Bryant, summer vacation promises to be fun. Her 17-year-old cousin Julia will be coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico to live with the Bryants, following her parents' deaths. With two brothers, Rachel is looking forward to finally having a sister. From the moment Julia arrives, everyone is enchanted with the orphaned teenager. But Rachel finds her strangely disturbing. Soon an evil poison seems to seep into every corner of her life. Can she discover what Julia is trying to do before it's too late? Best-selling, award-winning author Lois Duncan has won high acclaim for her fast-moving thrillers for young adults--and Summer of Fear is one of her most popular novels. With her dramatic pacing, Ruth Ann Phimister's skillful narration heightens each chilling moment of suspense
A woman of the people by Benjamin Capps( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her parents are killed in a raid, 11-year-old Helen Morrison and her younger sister Katy are kidnapped by a band of Comanches. Given the name Tehanita, Helen vows to maintain her white identity and clings tightly to her only possession--the dress she was wearing when captured. She is appalled by Katy's quick adjustment to her new home and family. Helen resists assimilation but she must make a decision. Should she become a woman of the People?
Footprints on the horizon by Stephanie Grace Whitson( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical novel set in Fort Robinson, Nebraska, during WWII. Romance is in the air on the prairie and it latches onto the hearts of a bitter sergeant, a lonely widow, and a broken POW. What seems to be a typical U.S. Army post proves to be anything but regimented daily routine."
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Black and blueOdd girl outDuplicate keysBimbos of the Death SunZombies of the gene poolCherishRiddle of the prairie brideTable for five
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